Property

Satmars told to demolish shul in family home

By Jessica Elgot, March 29, 2012

A planning inspector has ruled that a Satmar synagogue built in a family home in Stamford Hill must be demolished.

Satmar leaders must also pay Hackney Council the costs of a public inquiry into the planning violation because the appeal was "unreasonable".

The Bethune Road property had been extended and converted without planning permission.

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Tesco's troubles can turn around

By Alex Brummer, March 29, 2012

Tesco may have run out of Jewish chief executives but as a supermarket group it has remained true to its roots.

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Chabad's Hill climb

March 22, 2012

Chabad will have more space for its activities in Buckhurst Hill after securing a rental agreement on a 1,400 sq ft space in Queens Road, in the heart of the Essex town.

The property currently under construction will give Chabad a large multi-purpose room and a much-needed kitchen.

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Chabad's Hill climb

March 22, 2012

Chabad will have more space for its activities in Buckhurst Hill after securing a rental agreement on a 1,400 sq ft space in Queens Road, in the heart of the Essex town.

The property currently under construction will give Chabad a large multi-purpose room and a much-needed kitchen.

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Council backs 'kosher' homes plan in Salford

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 15, 2012

A "kosher" housing development complete with double-sinked kitchens, succah roofs and hand-washing stations for every property is getting the go-ahead from Salford City Council planners.

Proposals for the 80-unit development close to Salford's strictly Orthodox community was recommended for approval at a planning meeting this week.

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'Barclays could be replaced by Facebook'

By Candice Krieger, March 15, 2012

The City as we know it is changing. As financial institutions struggle, technology, media and telecommunications companies (TMTs) are experiencing exponential growth rates.

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Manchester's housing put in order by major review

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 17, 2012

A "root and branch reform" of Jewish housing strategy in Manchester is advocated in a newly released report on overall provision.

Resulting from a review commissioned by Manchester Jewish Housing Association, it warns that Jewish families are being "forced to seek cheaper properties in areas outside the community, risking marginalising or isolating generations of young Jewish people".

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Gerald Ronson: behind the story

January 5, 2012

Property tycoon Gerald Ronson, 72, who has raised more than £100m for charity, has come under fire for his CBE – because of his conviction for false accounting 22 years ago. He was one of four convicted in the Guinness share-trading scandal over its takeover of Scottish company, Distillers.

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Housing body wins planning battle against Hackney Council

By Jessica Elgot, December 22, 2011

A strictly Orthodox Housing Association has won a battle against Hackney Council to build 13 new homes in Stamford Hill.

Agudas Israel's chief executive Ita Symons said they had plans turned down twice by Hackney councillors to develop the site of the former Persian Synagogue. Construction on 13 new family homes will begin in East Bank, behind Ajex House, in January.

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Developer defying council appeal to save 'Mother Levy's' buildings

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

Housing developer Peabody will defy a Tower Hamlets Council plea not to demolish the former Jewish Maternity Hospital in Tower Hamlets - and will tear down the premises this month.

On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously for Mayor Lutfur Rahman to start urgent negotiations with Peabody.

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